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What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?

Multiple: Robotic or laparoscopic surgery, perineal (under the scrotum), or open surgery are multiple ways to remove the prostate. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is prostate surgery the best decision for prostate cancer?

Is prostate surgery the best decision for prostate cancer?

It depends: There are several approaches for the treatment of localized prostate. You have choice. Radiation and surgical removal of the prostate ae the standards of care. You have choice. A discussion with a radiation oncologist and a urologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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How is surgery used in the treatment of prostate cancer? 

How is surgery used in the treatment of prostate cancer? 

Prostate removal : There are 3 kinds of surgery for prostate cancer: radical prostatectomy nerve sparing prostatectomy & robotic prostatectomy all 3 procedures remove the prostate gland and have special refinements in the process. Surgery is used for cancer that can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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How soon can I try sex after prostate cancer surgery?

How soon can I try sex after prostate cancer surgery?

While your: Urologist may have another answer, if you can achieve an erection, you may attempt sexual intercourse. Do not anticipate an ejaculation (which is different from an orgasm), since the prostate makes the majority of the juice in an ejaculate, and your prostate is now gone. It's good you are thinking about sex which means your libido works. Good luck! ...Read more

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If prostate cancer is diagnosed, should I have active surveillance, radiotherapy or surgery?

If prostate cancer is diagnosed, should I have active surveillance, radiotherapy or surgery?

TX for Prostate ca: You should choose based on the sideeffects of treatment and how these would impact ur lifestyle.Observation is used for stable psa, older pts with other health issues.Surgery or xrtare both good options with very different se.Discuss these with ur doctor or find a doctor who can still speak english to explain ur options.Its a big decision and i like my pts to be happy with whatever they choose. ...Read more

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When prostate cancer has spread around the outer part of the prostate is it serious what's the survival rate? Can it be removed? Surgery?

When prostate cancer has spread around the outer part of the prostate is it serious what's the survival rate? Can it be removed? Surgery?

Depends : Depends on the stage of the cancer and where it has spread ,it might be serious if spread to certain parts like liver,lungs,brain. Five year survival rate is over 90% but if the disease has metastatic un hopefully the rate drops into 30% ...Read more

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84yrs old male. Diagnosed w/ prostate cancer dr said can't do biopsy or surgery he has 7.50 is this the 3 stage is it why dr don't recommend surgery?

84yrs old male. Diagnosed  w/ prostate cancer dr said can't do biopsy or surgery he has 7.50 is this the 3 stage is it why dr don't recommend surgery?

Unclear: I'm uncertain how your doctor knows you have prostate cancer if he was unable to do a prostate biopsy? This is the only reliable way of knowing if prostate cancer is present. ...Read more

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How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

Laser-not for cancer: Laser surgery is for the treatment of an enlarged prostate, not prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is treated in one of many ways but not laser ...Read more

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How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

Significantly: It will change. Even if potency is preserved (70% in the best of hands), it will be dry. You need to look at all the options. Cancer doesn't help either. Decide with your partner what is best and go forward with faith! ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more